[fpc-pascal] FormatSettings not updated in Linux

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Fri Jan 2 13:47:57 CET 2015

On 02/01/15 13:35, Giuliano Colla wrote:
> Contrary to what written in docs, DefaultFormatSettings aren't adjusted
> to the current locale in Linux at the startup of an application both on
> fpc 2.6.4 and on fpc 2.7.1.

Where is this written? At least
doesn't say anything like that.

> One is forced to explicitly add "clocale" in the uses section of the
> application, in order to get the proper locale settings.
> Did someone forget to add cloclale to the uses section of
> /rtl/unix/sysutils.pp or there's another reason for this?

The reason is that by design, FPC-compiled programs for Linux do not
depend on libc and clocale introduces a dependency on libc. It's the
same reason why you have to use the cthreads unit to get a functional
thread manager under Linux.


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